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The Power of Habit

Why We Do What We Do

Sara Harstad

on 29 May 2013

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Transcript of The Power of Habit

The Power of Habit Changing Habits 4. Have a plan Habits in Organizations Keystone Habits Habit: an acquired mode of behavior that has become nearly or completely involuntary; an acquired pattern of behavior that often occurs automatically Starbucks Military Choosing a habit Based on "The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business" by Charles Duhigg Creating New Habits The Framework 1. Identify the routine 2. Experiment with rewards 3. Isolate the cue At 3: 30, every day, I will walk to a friend’s desk and talk for 10 minutes. 1. Choose a cue 2.Choose a reward Location
Emotional state
Other People
Immediately preceding action "Habits are powerful, but delicate. They can emerge outside our consciousness, or can be deliberately designed. They often occur without our permission, but can be reshaped by fiddling with their parts. They shape our lives far more than we realize— they are so strong, in fact, that they cause our brains to cling to them at the exclusion of all else, including common sense." Examples:
Family dinners
Willpower Think of a behavior that you
want to change. This is the routine. Safety The Habit Loop Anatomy of a Habit "Small wins fuel transformative changes by leveraging tiny advantages into patterns that convince people that bigger achievements are within reach." Characterstics for Individuals:
Create small wins
Create structures for other habits to flourish Characteristics for Organizations:
Create small wins
Create structures for other habits to flourish
Create cultures where new values become ingrained Keystone Habits Integrity
Courageous Leadership Target “There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says "Morning, boys. How's the water?" And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes "What the hell is water?”
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